Renowned Iranian Vocalist Parissa to Perform Classical and Modern Persian Music with Dastan Ensemble in New York

Parissa and Dastan
Parissa and Dastan
Parissa, one of the finest female vocalists from Iran, known for her command of the classical and Sufi genres of Persian music is set to perform on Friday, November 8 in Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall at 8:30 p.m.

Parissa performs Persian works and brings a fresh approach to rarely heard songs of the past century. She is joined by the celebrated Dastan Ensemble.

The program includes material from Parissa’s recently recorded album, A Tale of the Heart, as well as previous works from Parissa’s collaboration with the Dastan Ensemble. The Dastan Ensemble features Hamid Motebassem (tar), Hossein Behroozinia (barbat), Saeed Farajpouri (kamanche), and percussionists Hamin Honari and Arjang Ataollahi. It has grown to be one Iran’s leading traditional music ensembles. They have performed in numerous prestigious festivals and in concert halls throughout the world. This tour marks the third Parissa–Dastan collaboration.

For more, read Parissa biography and discography

Ticket Information

Tickets, priced at $38 and $44, are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800, or online by visiting the Carnegie Hall website,

Author: World Music Central News Department

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